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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 August 1963Cypress, California, USA
Birth NameJohn Phillip Stamos
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Stamos' original family name is Stamotopoulos, which was shortened by his grandparents when they came to America from Greece. His parents are Bill and Loretta (Phillips), and he has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina, both school teachers. His first professional role was as Blackie Parrish on the daytime soap General Hospital (1963) from 1982-1984, for which he won two Soap Opera Digest Awards (1982 and 1983). In 1987 he began the role of Jesse on Full House (1987), which is his best-known role to date, spanning eight years. At his request, the writers of Full House (1987) gave his character the last name of Katsopolis, instead of the original character's name, Cochran, in order to highlight John's Greek heritage. He has played drums occasionally with The Beach Boys since 1985, and directed their "Hot Fun in the Summertime" video. He expanded his career to include the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in Broadway's production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!" in 1995, showcasing not only his musical talents, but his dancing ability, as well. On September 19, 1997, he married model Rebecca Romijn of MTV's House of Style (1989), which was the first marriage for both. They were officially divorced on March 1, 2005.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Denise Stepp <madstepp@tampabay.rr.com>

Spouse (1)

Rebecca Romijn (19 September 1998 - 1 March 2005) (divorced)

Trivia (21)

Engaged to model Rebecca Romijn. [December 1997]
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world
He purchased a Disneyland entrance sign for over $30,000.
In real life he is very close to Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, who played his niece Michelle on Full House (1987).
Was considered for the role of Cyclops on X-Men (2000). The part ultimately went to James Marsden.
Plays the drums, and was the touring drummer for The Beach Boys at one time.
He and his ex-wife Rebecca Romijn, have both guest-starred on the TV show Friends (1994), though not in the same episode.
His father was of Greek heritage, and his mother is of Irish and English heritage.
Was the first to announce his departure from Full House (1987) after the eighth season because of his disapproval of the shows planned move from ABC to the WB after the eighth season. Candace Cameron Bure (then yet Candace Cameron) also planned on the eighth season being her last so that she could go to college, so the rest of the cast and crew decided that, instead of having a ninth season, the eighth season on ABC would be the last one for Full House (1987).
Has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina.
Parents are William 'Bill' John Stamos (1934-1998) & Loretta Phillips.
Grew up in Cypress, CA; hometown of fellow Full House (1987) star Jodie Sweetin, Michael Fishman (DJ on Roseanne (1988)) and Tiger Woods.
Loves Elvis Presley.
Mentioned in the film Step Brothers (2008) as the one guy the main characters would sleep with if they were a female.
Is friends with radio personality Howard Stern. He played the drums at Howard Stern's wedding with Beth Ostrosky.
Production company is "St. Amos Productions".
(April 29th - September 8th) Starred in the Broadway show "Cabaret" as The Master of Ceremonies
Replacing Antonio Banderas on the role of Guido Contini in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of the musical "Nine" at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City. [October 2003]
Starring in his new ABC show Jake in Progress (2005) [March 2005]
Starring as Albert Peterson in the Broadway revival of "Bye Bye Birdie". [October 2009]
Spokesman for "10-10-987", a long-distance carrier. [June 2003]

Personal Quotes (6)

Mary-Kate [Mary-Kate Olsen] and Ashley [Ashley Olsen], who played Michelle, were great. I miss them, I love them, and I need to borrow some money from them.
[on starring in Full House (1987)] The whole time I was on it, I wished I was on another show, I'm not gonna lie to you. But I look back on it fondly, and I'm proud of it. Was it Seinfeld (1989), Friends (1994), Mary Tyler Moore (1970)? No. Was it a heartwarming show you could watch with your kids? Yes. And there's nothing wrong with that.
This is an old family secret, and I just found this out recently, and it almost broke my heart. My mother said to me, "I had never told you this, but God, you were an ugly baby".
I grew up with sisters, which was fun. Being outnumbered, they always got their way. However, they are great judges of character. If I bring home a new girlfriend, I can tell within minutes if they approve or not. It's saved me from many painful relationships, so I will always appreciate them for that.
I was so young when I started on Full House (1987). I started on the show at age 25 and when the show ended, I was only 33. People that age these days look like kids. It's hard to believe "Uncle Jesse" was pretty much a kid on that show.
I always knock around the idea of a reunion, whether that's a new TV show or a movie or something else. I keep an open mind about it. I think getting everyone back together would be the tricky part about that. A remake I think is more realistic. Get some new actors, update the characters, make it more modern. I'd like to be involved with it creatively if there ever was a realistic chance of it being made.

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